Spinach & Swiss Chard With Pine Nuts

By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.

A staple of the Mediterranean diet, Swiss chard and spinach are about as good as it gets when it comes to heart-healthy nutrients. They are loaded with antioxidants for strengthening your heart, nourishing your cells, and even reversing aging. The pine nuts add a nice crunch and help bring out the vegetable flavors. You’ll enjoy every bite of this tasty dish that’s oh-so easy to make!

*Choose organic produce whenever possible*

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, coconut oil, or ghee
  • 2 small shallots or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups Swiss chard, chopped
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • Dash salt, Celtic or sea

Heat the oil or ghee in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the shallots or garlic and sauté for a minute or two, until translucent. Add the Swiss chard and sauté for 2 more minutes. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Stir in the toasted pine nuts and salt. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

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